GM Nunn vs. FM Voekler
Opening: B90: Sicilian: Najdorf
Player(s): Nunn, Voekler
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As top tier chess increasingly becomes a young man's game, the World Senior Team Championship may provide counterplay for old men. Though most of the strongest chess nations did not field teams, England sent two teams packed with grandmasters.
The presence of Nigel Short, barely eligible for the 50 and over section, could not bring England the gold medal which went to Slovakia. Another big name Englishman, Dr. John Nunn, participated in our feature game. Nunn severely outrated his German opponent Bernd Voekler, but the lesser known player gave Doc all he could handle, producing a seesaw game where all three results looked likely at different stages.